2009 Melbourne Football Club season

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Melbourne Football Club
2009 season
Melbourne vs St Kilda 2009.jpg
Melbourne vs St Kilda 2009
President Jim Stynes
(2nd season)
Coach Dean Bailey
(2nd season)
Captain(s) James McDonald
(2nd season)
Home ground MCG
(100,018 capacity)
Pre-season First round
AFL season 16th
Finals series DNQ
Best and fairest Aaron Davey
Leading goalkicker Russell Robertson
(29 goals)
Highest home attendance 61,287
(round 11 vs. Collingwood)
Lowest home attendance 7,311
(round 17 vs. Sydney)
Average home attendance 27,570
Club membership 31,506
(Increase 1,887 / Increase 6.37%)

The 2009 Melbourne Football Club season was the club's 110th year in the VFL/AFL since it began in 1897.

Melbourne hosted 10 of its 11 home games at the MCG. For the third year in a row, they played their remaining home game at Manuka Oval in the nation's capital, Canberra, against the Sydney Swans during Round 17. Dean Bailey coached his second year as senior coach at Melbourne. After taking the captaincy from David Neitz in round 6 the year before with Cameron Bruce, James McDonald was made full-time captain for the season.[1]

On 2 August, Melbourne president Jim Stynes announced he was diagnosed with cancer and would be stepping aside from his duties until the conclusion of the 2009 AFL season.[2] Don McLardy took over as acting president for that period of time.

Melbourne continued their Debt Demolition campaign in the month of August raising $567,132 and cutting their debt to $1.5 million.[3] Melbourne also had a yearly profit of $587,183.[4]

Melbourne only won four matches for the year, receiving their 12th wooden spoon. Melbourne came under scrutiny in the later rounds of the season (most notably in round 18 against Richmond) for "tanking", i.e. losing games in order to receive a priority draft pick;[5] but, after extensive investigations in 2012 and 2013, the AFL found the club not guilty of these allegations.[6] Because the Demons won four games or fewer for the second year in a row, the club received a priority pick at the start of the 2009 National Draft.

2009 list changes[edit]

Retirements and delistings[edit]

Player New club League Reason
David Neitz Unknown Unknown Retired
Ben Holland Unknown Unknown Retired
Isaac Weetra Port Adelaide Magpies SANFL Delisted
Jace Bode Norwood SANFL Delisted
Adem Yze Box Hill Hawks VFL Delisted
Jeff White Redland QAFL Delisted
Chris Johnson Carlton AFL Delisted

National draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 1 Jack Watts Victoria (Australia) Forward Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
Priority 17 Sam Blease Victoria (Australia) Midfield Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
2 19 James Strauss Victoria (Australia) Forward Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup
3 35 Jamie Bennell Western Australia Utility Swan Districts WAFL
4 51 Neville Jetta Western Australia Defender Swan Districts WAFL
5 64 Rohan Bail Queensland Defender Mount Gravatt QAFL

Pre-season draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 1 Liam Jurrah Northern Territory Forward Yuendemu
Nightcliff
CAFL
NTFL

Rookie draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 1 Jordie McKenzie Victoria (Australia) Midfield Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
2 17 Rhys Healey Victoria (Australia) Forward/Midfield Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup
3 33 Daniel Hughes Victoria (Australia) Forward Melbourne AFL

2009 squad[edit]

Melbourne Football Club
Senior list Rookie List Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2009 season[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

NAB Cup and NAB Challenge[edit]

Week 1[edit]
Round 1
Saturday, 21 February (4:10 pm) Hawthorn def. Melbourne York Park (Crowd: 8,122) Report
0.4.0 (24)
0.5.1 (31)
0.5.2 (32)
0.11.3 (69)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.4.5 (29)
0.5.6 (36)
1.8.8 (65)
1.8.9 (66)
Television broadcast: None

Practice Matches[edit]

Week 2[edit]
Week 2
Saturday, 28 February (1:00 pm) Melbourne def. by Sydney Visy Park (Crowd: 3,000 est.) Report



8.7 (55)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final



9.9 (63)
Television broadcast: None
Week 3[edit]
Week 3
Friday, 6 March (7.30 pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Melbourne Cazaly's Stadium (Crowd: 4,000 est.) Report



4.12 (36)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final



11.7 (73)
Television broadcast: None
Week 4[edit]
Week 4
Saturday, 14 March (2.00 pm) Melbourne def. by Western Bulldogs Casey Fields (Crowd: 2,500 est.) Report



10.3 (63)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final



14.17 (101)
Television broadcast: None

Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Sunday, 29 March (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. by North Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 28,707) Report
3.3 (21)
6.5 (41)
9.6 (60)
10.7 (67)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
7.6 (48)
11.8 (74)
15.11 (101)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Green 2, Petterd 2, Bate, Davey, Jetta, Johnson, Moloney, Morton Goals McIntosh 3, Campbell 2, Petrie 2, Thomas 2, Firrito, Hale, Harding, Harvey, McMahon, Simpson

Debut(s): Jamie Bennell, Kyle Cheney, Neville Jetta, Jake Spencer
Milestone(s): Neville Jetta (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Hamish McIntosh (North Melbourne) 3 votes, Leigh Harding (North Melbourne) 2 votes, Nathan Jones (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Draws (66.34%)
Ladder Position: 13th

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 4 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 43,169) Report
3.1 (19)
8.3 (51)
14.7 (91)
17.15 (117)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.2 (32)
7.2 (44)
9.4 (58)
10.4 (64)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
Anthony 4, Didak 3, Cloke 2, Lockyer 2, Brown, Davis, Fraser, Beams, Medhurst, Swan Goals Green 3, Bruce, Johnson, Bate, McLean, Miller, Morton, Petterd

Milestone(s): Matthew Bate (50th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Josh Fraser (Collingwood) 3 votes, Alan Didak (Collingwood) 2 votes, Aaron Davey (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Draws (60.1%)
Ladder Position: 15th

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Sunday, 11 April (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide def. Melbourne AAMI Stadium (Crowd: 21,030) Report
3.3 (21)
10.5 (65)
16.12 (108)
22. 15 (147)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
4.4 (28)
7.5 (47)
14.6 (90)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Debut(s): John Meesen
Milestone(s): Aaron Davey (100th AFL Game) Jamie Bennell (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Warren Tredrea (Port Adelaide) 3 votes, Daniel Motlop (Port Adelaide) 2 votes, Danyle Pearce (Port Adelaide) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Draws (60.5%)
Ladder Position: 15th

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Sunday, 19 April (2:10 pm) Richmond def. by Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 40,765) Report
2.3 (15)
5.6 (36)
9.7 (61)
13.14 (92)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.6 (18)
10.7 (67)
13.11 (89)
14.16 (100)
Television broadcast: Seven Network

Brownlow Votes:Matthew Richardson (Richmond) 3 votes, Aaron Davey (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brock McLean (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 3 Losses, 0 Draws(70.2%)
Ladder Position: 14th

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Sunday, 26 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Adelaide MCG (Crowd: 14,129) Report
0.1 (1)
0.3 (3)
1.6 (12)
4.10 (34)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.4 (16)
4.6 (30)
5.7 (37)
7.9 (51)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Brownlow Votes: Simon Goodwin (Adelaide) 3 votes, Ben Rutten (Adelaide) 2 votes, Bernie Vince (Adelaide) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 4 Losses, 0 Draws (69.9%)
Ladder Position: 15th

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Sunday, 3 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Geelong MCG (Crowd: 36,932) Report
2.4 (16)
2.6 (30)
6.7 (43)
10.8 (68)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
9.8 (62)
12.17 (89)
15.21 (111)
Television broadcast: Seven Network

Milestone(s): Clint Bartram (50th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Paul Chapman (Geelong) 3 votes, Jimmy Bartel (Geelong) 2 votes, Steve Johnson (Geelong) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 5 Losses, 0 Draws (68.3%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Sunday, 10 May (4:40 pm) West Coast def. Melbourne Subiaco Oval (Crowd: 35,209) Report
2.4 (16)
7.7 (49)
11.12 (78)
12.18 (90)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.1 (7)
7.3 (45)
10.3 (63)
13.4 (82)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Milestone(s): Paul Johnson (50th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Mark LeCras (West Coast) 3 votes, Nathan Jones (Melbourne) 2 votes, Adam Selwood (West Coast) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 6 Losses, 0 Draws(71.2%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 16 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Western Bulldogs MCG (Crowd: 28,279) Report
5.2 (32)
10.3 (63)
11.4 (70)
15.7 (97)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
9.6 (60)
12.10 (82)
15.14 (104)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Brownlow Votes: Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs) 3 votes, Paul Johnson (Melbourne) 2 votes, Jason Akermanis (Western Bulldogs) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 7 Losses, 0 Draws (74.0%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Sunday, 24 May (4:40 pm) Hawthorn def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 39,395) Report
6.2 (38)
11.7 (73)
16.9 (105)
17.12 (114)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.5 (17)
4.6 (30)
8.10 (58)
13.14 (92)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Milestone(s): Stefan Martin (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 3 votes, Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) 2 votes, Brad Sewell (Hawthorn) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 8 Losses, 0 Draws (74.9%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 30 May (7:10 pm) St Kilda def. Melbourne Carrara Stadium (Crowd: 9,112) Report
5.3 (33)
7.8 (50)
10.11 (71)
11.17 (83)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.5 (29)
6.6 (42)
6.6 (42)
6.20 (46)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Milestone(s): James Frawley (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Lenny Hayes (St Kilda) 3 votes, Leigh Montagna (St Kilda) 2 votes, Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 9 Losses, 0 Draws (73.3%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Monday, 8 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Collingwood MCG (Crowd: 61,287) Report
0.4 (4)
5.6 (36)
6.9 (45)
8.12 (60)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
7.4 (46)
10.7 (67)
16.11 (107)
19.12 (126)
Television broadcast: Network Ten

Debut(s): Jack Watts
Brownlow Votes: Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood) 3 votes, Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brad Dick (Collingwood) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 10 Losses, 0 Draws (70.4%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Friday, 19 June (7:40 pm) Essendon def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 42,087) Report
6.3 (39)
10.7 (67)
17.13 (115)
19.17 (131)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
8.3 (51)
9.3 (57)
13.5 (83)
Television broadcast: Seven Network

Debut(s): Liam Jurrah
Brownlow Votes: Jobe Watson (Essendon) 3 votes, Scott Lucas (Essendon) 2 votes, Adam McPhee (Essendon) 1 vote
Record:1 Win, 11 Losses, 0 Draws (69.7%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 27 June (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions def. Melbourne Gabba (Crowd: 23,750) Report
3.4 (22)
9.7 (61)
13.13 (91)
16.15 (111)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.0 (12)
2.2 (14)
2.5 (17)
8.8 (56)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Brownlow Votes: Simon Black (Brisbane Lions) 3 votes, Jonathan Brown (Brisbane Lions) 2 votes, Luke Power (Brisbane Lions) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 12 Losses, 0 Draws (68.1%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 4 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. West Coast MCG (Crowd: 23,149) Report
6.1 (37)
11.2 (68)
16.6 (102)
17.10 (112)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.6 (30)
7.8 (50)
11.12 (78)
13.14 (92)
Television broadcast: Network Ten

Brownlow Votes: Jack Grimes (Melbourne) 3 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 2 votes, Nathan Jones (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 2 Wins, 12 Losses, 0 Draws (71.5%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Sunday, 12 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Port Adelaide MCG (Crowd: 15,888) Report
4.2 (26)
9.6 (60)
13.9 (87)
15.11 (101)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
7.6 (48)
10.8 (68)
13.12 (90)
Television broadcast: Seven Network

Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, Domenic Cassisi (Port Adelaide) 2 votes, Toby Thurstans (Port Adelaide) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 12 Losses, 0 Draws (73.8%)
Ladder Position: 15th

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 18 July (2:10 pm) Geelong def. Melbourne Skilled Stadium (Crowd: 21,160) Report
7.4 (46)
9.9 (63)
14.13 (97)
17.15 (117)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.2 (2)
3.2 (20)
7.3 (45)
11.5 (71)
Television broadcast: Network Ten

Brownlow Votes: Matthew Scarlett (Geelong) 3 votes, Paul Chapman (Geelong) 2 votes, Gary Ablett (Geelong) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 13 Losses, 0 Draws (72.9%)
Ladder Position: 15th

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Sunday, 26 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Sydney Manuka Oval (Crowd: 7,311) Report
1.2 (8)
2.6 (18)
4.11 (35)
6.14 (50)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
6.6 (42)
7.6 (48)
10.8 (68)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Debut(s): Jordie McKenzie
Brownlow Votes: Ryan O'Keefe (Sydney) 3 votes, Rhyce Shaw (Sydney) 2 votes, Darren Jolly (Sydney) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 14 Losses, 0 Draws (73.0%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Sunday, 2 August (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Richmond MCG (Crowd: 37,438) Report
2.0 (12)
4.3 (27)
8.7 (55)
12.10 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.5 (11)
4.8 (32)
7.10 (52)
12.14 (86)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Brownlow Votes: Ben Cousins (Richmond) 3 votes, James McDonald (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brett Deledio (Richmond) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 15 Losses, 0 Draws (74.0%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Sunday, 9 August (1:10 pm) North Melbourne def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 16,594) Report
4.1 (25)
7.5 (47)
14.8 (92)
19.9 (123)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
3.7 (25)
7.10 (52)
8.13 (61)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Debut(s): Rohan Bail, Tom McNamara
Milestone(s): Lynden Dunn (50th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Brent Harvey (North Melbourne) 3 votes, Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne) 2 votes, Drew Petrie (North Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 16 Losses, 0 Draws (72.5%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Sunday, 16 August (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. Fremantle MCG (Crowd: 13,004) Report
4.0 (24)
9.4 (58)
13.5 (83)
20.7 (127)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
4.7 (31)
6.9 (45)
9.10 (64)
Television broadcast: Foxtel

Milestone(s): Tom McNamara(1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Aaron Davey (Melbourne) 3 votes, Matthew Bate (Melbourne) 2 votes, Shane Valenti (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 4 Wins, 16 Losses, 0 Draws (76.5%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Saturday, 22 August (2:10 pm) Carlton def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 37,433) Report
6.3 (39)
12.5 (77)
18.9 (117)
24.9 (153)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.2 (26)
8.3 (51)
12.4 (76)
15.6 (96)
Television broadcast: Network Ten

Brownlow Votes: Chris Judd (Carlton) 3 votes, Brendan Fevola (Carlton) 2 votes, Marc Murphy (Carlton) 1 vote
Record: 4 Wins, 17 Losses, 0 Draws (75.5%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Round 22[edit]

Round 22
Sunday, 30 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by St Kilda MCG (Crowd: 36,748) Report
4.2 (26)
6.5 941)
8.6 (54)
10.7 (67)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.2 (14)
7.5 (47)
10.10 (70)
19.12 (114)
Television broadcast: Seven Network

Brownlow Votes: Nick Dal Santo (St Kilda) 3 votes, Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda) 2 votes, Lenny Hayes (St Kilda) 1 vote
Record: 4 Wins, 18 Losses, 0 Draws (74.7%)
Ladder Position: 16th

Notable matches[edit]

NAB Cup and NAB Challenge[edit]

Week 1: Melbourne looked to be on the verge of causing an upset over the 2008 Premiers, Hawthorn, leading 1.8.8 (65) to 0.5.2 (32) at three-quarter time. However, the Hawks made a successful comeback, keeping the 2008 wooden spooners goal-less in the final quarter as Jarryd Roughead snatched the lead back for Hawthorn with a mark and a goal 30 seconds from full-time.

Home and away season[edit]

Round 4: Melbourne registered their first win of the season defeating a winless Richmond by 8 points. Despite holding a 31-point lead at half time, the Demons held off a fast finishing Tigers outfit in the final quarter to secure their first win against a Victorian team since round 22, 2007. It was also Melbourne's first win as the "away" side since round 14, 2007.

Round 10: Melbourne put up a brave first half effort against an undefeated St Kilda, trailing by only 8 points at the main break. However, the Saints kept Melbourne goalless in the second half to finish out comfortable winners by 27 points.

Round 11: In the Queen's Birthday clash, the 2008 number 1 draft pick Jack Watts made his debut against Collingwood. He received a harsh welcoming to the AFL when he came off from the interchange bench for the first time in the game: Watts was immediately crunched by the larger bodies of three Collingwood players while the ball came his direction,[7] as Melbourne suffered its biggest loss for the season (66 points).

Round 12: Liam Jurrah (the first AFL player from a remote tribal community) made his AFL debut, against Essendon. He kicked his first goal with a marking attempt that turned into a falling crumb in the goal-square. This goal was nominated for Goal of the Year. Melbourne were out-classed by the Bombers, losing easily by 48 points.

Round 14: On 2 July, in an emotional press conference, Melbourne president Jim Stynes announced that he was diagnosed with cancer and had to step down as president for the rest of the season. Melbourne played its most emotional game of the year against West Coast and recorded its highest first quarter score of the season. Despite a late charge by the Eagles in the final quarter, Melbourne resisted the attack and won the game by 20 points. After the match, the players headed into the dressing rooms holding up Stynes' infamous number 37 guernsey, which he wore during the 1987 Preliminary Final against Hawthorn. Jack Grimes received the NAB Rising Star nomination for round 14.

Round 15: Melbourne won consecutive games for the first time since round 11, 2007 when it downed Port Adelaide by 11 points, after holding a 30-point lead midway through the third quarter. Liam Jurrah received the NAB Rising Star nomination for Round 15.

Round 18: In a match that was criticised for tanking strategies, Jordan McMahon took a mark in Richmond's forward 50 and goaled after the final siren to give the Tigers a 4-point win. During the game Melbourne coach Dean Bailey placed several players in unusual positions. These included placing ruckman Paul Johnson and midfielder James McDonald in the backline; playing forward Brad Miller in the ruck; placing defenders James Frawley and Matthew Warnock in the forward line, as well as leaving Russell Robertson and Colin Sylvia out of the game for Michael Newton and rookie Jake Spencer.[8]

Round 20: In front of a crowd of only 13,004, Melbourne inflicted its only thrashing of the season against fellow cellar dwellers Fremantle after a blowout in the second quarter to win by 63 points. They would record its first 60-point victory since round 8, 2006 as well as the first time they scored 20 or more goals in a game since round 22, 2007.

Round 22: Veterans Russell Robertson, Paul Wheatley and Matthew Whelan played their last ever AFL match, against ladder leaders St Kilda. Melbourne put on another strong first half performance, trailing by only a goal at half time, which included a backwards goal from Liam Jurrah at the start of the quarter. However, St Kilda ran over the top of Melbourne in the second half, winning comfortably by 47 points to secure the minor premiership. Melbourne, on the other hand, received the wooden spoon and ensured that their priority pick would be safe. They had the first and second picks in the 2009 AFL draft.

Ladder[edit]

2009 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.71 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.38 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.58 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.27 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.61 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.72 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.46 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.79 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.55 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.68 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.30 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.14 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.37 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.34 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.29 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.66 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Ladder breakdown by opposition[edit]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drew Premiership points Points for Points against Percentage (%)
Fremantle 1 1 0 0 4 127 64 198.44
West Coast 2 1 1 0 4 194 182 106.59
Richmond 2 1 1 0 4 182 178 102.25
Western Bulldogs 1 0 1 0 0 97 104 93.27
Hawthorn 1 0 1 0 0 92 114 80.70
Port Adelaide 2 1 1 0 4 191 237 80.59
Sydney 1 0 1 0 0 50 68 73.53
Adelaide 1 0 1 0 0 34 51 66.67
Essendon 1 0 1 0 0 83 131 63.36
Carlton 1 0 1 0 0 96 153 62.75
Geelong 2 0 2 0 0 139 228 60.96
St Kilda 2 0 2 0 0 113 197 57.36
North Melbourne 2 0 2 0 0 128 224 57.14
Collingwood 2 0 2 0 0 124 243 51.03
Brisbane Lions 1 0 1 0 0 56 111 50.45
Total 22 4 18 0 16 1706 2285 74.66

Brownlow Medal[edit]

Brownlow Medal tally[edit]

Player 1 vote games 2 vote games 3 vote games Total votes
Aaron Davey 1 1 1 (6)
Colin Sylvia 0 1 1 (5)
Brent Moloney 0 1 1 (5)
Nathan Jones 2 1 0 (4)
Jack Grimes 0 0 1 (3)
James McDonald 0 1 0 (2)
Paul Johnson 0 1 0 (2)
Matthew Bate 0 1 0 (2)
Brock McLean 1 0 0 (1)
Shane Valenti 1 0 0 (1)
Total 5 7 4 (31)

Awards[edit]

Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal tally (top 10)[edit]

Position Player Votes
1st Aaron Davey (82)
2nd Brent Moloney (69)
3rd Cameron Bruce (56)
4th Matthew Bate (47)
5th Nathan Jones (44)
5th Colin Sylvia (44)
5th Matthew Warnock (44)
8th James Frawley (43)
10th James McDonald (42)
10th Cale Morton (42)

Keith 'Bluey' Truscott TrophyAaron Davey

Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy (Second in the Best and Fairest)Brent Moloney

Ron Barassi Snr Memorial Trophy (Third in the Best and Fairest)Cameron Bruce

Ivor Warne-Smith Memorial Trophy (Fourth in the Best and Fairest)Matthew Bate

Dick Taylor Memorial Trophy (Fifth in the Best and Fairest)Nathan Jones, Colin Sylvia, Matthew Warnock

Harold Ball Memorial Trophy (Best First Year Player)Liam Jurrah

Troy Broadbridge Trophy (highest polling MFC player in the Casey Best and Fairest)Shane Valenti

Ron Barassi Leadership AwardBrent Moloney

Ian Ridley Club Ambassador AwardShane Valenti

Norm Smith Memorial Trophy (Coach's Award)James Frawley

Leading Goalkicker AwardRussell Robertson (29)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melbourne confirms midfielder Jame McDonald as captain". 15 January 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/demons-legend-jim-stynes-speaks-of-battle-with-cancer/story-0-1225744966524
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